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by Geetesh Bajaj, February 24, 2015

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Irregular Shapes for PowerPoint: 08

Irregular Shapes for PowerPoint: 08 To make your slides look more pleasing and aesthetic, you must add a personal touch. Using geometric shapes on your slides provides an organized look to your slides, but for that personal touch, your slides can use shapes such as these, that are irregular and organic. What if you could make all shape segments in your slides curved, slanted, and natural looking - as if they are hand-drawn? Won't that look more organic? If you agree, then you will certainly love these new irregular shapes for PowerPoint.

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PresenterMedia Content and More: Conversation with Art Holden

Art Holden Art Holden has been in the animation and presentation industry since 1996. He helped start Animation Factory in 1997 and served as general manager of Animation Factory for thirteen years. He currently lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA and works with PresenterMedia, a media content creating company. In this conversation, Art discusses the new additions at Presenter Media, and the closure of Microsoft's Clip Art Gallery.

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Adobe Presenter: Create PDFs containing Animation and Multimedia

Adobe Presenter: Create PDFs containing Animation and MultimediaVery few people are aware that Adobe's PDF files actually support movement and multimedia! Yes, you can have animations and transitions within PDFs, and also these PDFs can contain audio and video files. So why do the PDFs typically created from within PowerPoint using PowerPoint's built-in PDF output -- or even created using Adobe's Acrobat Pro program not contain these niceties? Was that a little confusing? Let's make this easier. Imagine you have a PowerPoint presentation that has some animation and an embedded video clip. Convert that to a PDF and all the movement and multimedia is lost! The solution is not very obvious, but Adobe creates a PowerPoint add-in called Adobe Presenter -- this lets you directly publish your presentation into a PDF with all the movement and multimedia preserved.

Learn how to create PDFs containing animations and multimedia within PowerPoint using Adobe Presenter

Adobe Presenter: Slide Manager

Adobe Presenter: Slide ManagerFor those of you who are not familiar with Adobe Presenter, this is a PowerPoint add-in that lets you create eLearning content within PowerPoint. The Slide Manager option in Adobe Presenter allows you to view and adjust your individual PowerPoint slide properties. The information provided by Slide Manager is more detailed than what you can access within the PowerPoint interface. For example, you can see a thumbnail of each slide -- next to each thumbnail, you'll find details about Slide Title, Presenter Information, Navigation Name, Navigation Options, Slide Advance Behavior, Lock Slide Information, and Multimedia Information.

Explore the Slide Manager in Adobe Presenter

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows Tutorials Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Slides

Moving Slides Between Sections
With the use of Sections, you can make your presentation slides easy to manage. Adding and renaming Sections enables you to logically categorize your presentation slides. Even after dividing your slides into Sections, you will want to move slides from one Section to another.
Comparing and Merging Presentations
If you are working on a presentation with your clients, or even a co-worker -- then you might end up in a situation where you both did not work on the same copy, one after the other. Instead, you worked on two different copies. These copies contain changes done by you both -- some similar and some different. Now you need to compare and merge these copies into a single, cohesive file without losing anything at all! Yes, you can manually compare side by side in PowerPoint 2013 -- this option works great if there are very few changes. For anything more involved, you will want to use the Compare feature which was introduced in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows. This feature combines two presentations provided by you, and then shows you the differences between them. You can then decide which changes to include, or discard within the final version of your presentation.

PowerPoint 2011 Tutorials Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Slides and Sections

Reuse Slides Through Drag and Drop
Reusing your existing slides can be of great help since it saves so much of your time. While the menu option Insert | Slides From | Other Presentation enables you to add selected slides to the active presentation, there is another easier and more intuitive way to reuse your slides. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to reuse slides through this drag and drop process within PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.
Moving Slides Between Sections
Your presentation slides become more easy to manage when you create and rename Sections. By using Sections in your presentations, you can logically categorize your presentation slides. If you want to move a particular slide or set of few slides from one Section to another, you can easily do so in PowerPoint 2011.

Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows Tutorials Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Sections

Moving Slides Between Sections
Sections make your presentation slides easy to manage. You can add and rename sections to logically categorize your presentation slides. Even after dividing your slides into Sections, you can move slides between sections in PowerPoint 2010 as explained in this tutorial.

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Jeopardy-Like PowerPoint Template (25 Questions)

Jeopardy-Like PowerPoint Template (25 Questions)

Want to play a Jeopardy-like game using PowerPoint slides? Yes, this is absolutely doable but making PowerPoint slides with all the interactivity and layouts takes too much work. Fortunately, we have done the work for you - just download our Jeopardy-like 25 (5x5) question PowerPoint template - replace the placeholders provided for questions, answers, and categories - and you're done! You'll still need a real human being to track scores - and you could soon be playing this amazing game as part of a fun exercise, a training program, or even a quiz show.

This template is entirely Theme aware - change your Theme colors and fonts - and everything automatically updates. We tested this template in both Windows (2007, 2010, and 2013) and Mac (2008 and 2011) versions of PowerPoint.

Download and play your own Jeopardy-like game.

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